Trutnov made a dream start to their first outing in the EuroLeague Women. The Czech side, who are playing in the competition for the first time ever produced an emphatic display and easy win over visitors Sporting Athens.
The home side's dominanace was never in question and in the third quarter their lead ballooned to over 30 points.
198 cm center Petra Kulichova had an outstanding debut for Trutnov and was seemingly all over the court for the home side, finishing the game with 17 points, 16 rebounds, 9 steals and 6 blocked shots.
Zdenek Sýkora, Head Coach BK Loko Trutnov:
"I have to praise the whole team. We played very well and didn't let our rivals compete. It is a great start to the EuroLeague. I am proud of the players and also very satisfied. I saw a huge effort during the whole game. I strongly believe in my team."
Petra Kulichová, Trutnov:
"This is a great moment for Trutnov, we are very happy. We played as a right team. Thank you very much to our fans, they were absolutely perfect!"
Arvanitis Panagiotis, Head Coach Sporting Athens:
"Well, we played very badly and didn't manage to be successful in anything. We weren't equal rivals for the home team. The whole team played badly, I cannot blame only a few players. The loss concerns the whole team. It was wonderful atmosphere in the hall! It is a pity, that our team couldn´t show the local spectators a better performance."
Dimitra Kalentzou, Sporting Athens:
"It was a weak performance from us. We have to improve our performance for the matches to come."